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Klay Thompson | Guard

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 215
College: Washington State
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Klay Thompson (concussion) has completed the NBA's concussion protocol testing, and he has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Thompson was never really in any danger of missing the Finals, and all reports are that he'll be 100 percent for Game 1 against the Cavs on Thursday. Through the playoffs so far, Thompson has compiled averages of 19.7 points, 3.0 three-pointers, 2.9 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.9 blocks and 2.4 turnovers per game on 45.9 percent shooting from the field. He'll be a tough cover for Cleveland. Jun 2 - 5:08 PM

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Steve Kerr said that Klay Thompson (concussion) participated in Tuesday's practice, and that he "looked good."

Shaun Livingston also echoed Kerr's statement, saying that Klay "looked good," and that "he's ready" to play. This is Thompson's second-consecutive day going through a full practice, and he said that he's "99.9 percent sure" he'll play in Game 1 of the Finals, and that that decision will be made later on Tuesday after he's evaluated by the Dubs' medical staff. We'll continue to provide updates as they become available, but at this point it seems safe to assume that Klay will be in uniform for Game 1 of the Finals on Thursday. Stay tuned.
Jun 2 - 3:38 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) said he expects to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Thompson's status has been up in the air since suffering his concussion in the Western Conference Finals, but he doesn't sound too concerned about his availability heading into Game 1. "I knew it wouldn’t take me more than a few days to get back to normal," said Thompson. "To me, I think this one was mild, not really severe. It was perfect, because I got a week off to get fully healthy." We'll keep an eye on his status heading into Game 1, but it sounds like the Warriors will have their sharpshooter available on Thursday.
Jun 2 - 1:58 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) said he expects to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

While Thompson's status for Game 1 against the Cavaliers had been up in the air, he doesn't seem concerned about his ability to play on Thursday. "I knew it wouldn’t take me more than a few days to get back to normal," said Thompson. "To me, I think this one was mild, not really severe. It was perfect, because I got a week off to get fully healthy." We'll update Thompson's status heading into Thursday, but it looks like the Warriors will have their sharp-shooter for Game 1.
Jun 2 - 1:52 PM

Klay Thompson did everything at practice on Monday and said he fully expects to play on Thursday.

He went through five-on-five, shooting drills and participated in defensive drills. Thompson also said he's a nine out of 10 for his health. He'll be evaluated on Tuesday morning and said he'd be "very shocked" if he didn't get cleared. We'll have an update tomorrow morning.
Jun 1 - 6:06 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) was shooting around after practice on Monday, but he still hasn't been cleared to play.

He had a lengthy workout and is easily on track to play against the Cavs on Thursday. Thompson hasn't been having headaches and he doesn't appear to have any light sensitivity issues. Expect him to be a full go without a restriction on Thursday.
Jun 1 - 4:01 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) has not yet been cleared for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Thompson still has until Thursday in order to gain clearance, but it's not quite the slam dunk everyone wants to make it out to be. Thompson has to pass the NBA-mandated concussion protocol in order to return to the court, and there will be no shortcuts in that process.
Jun 1 - 1:07 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) isn't having headaches and he expects to play in Thursday's Game 1 vs. the Cavaliers.

Thompson took in an Athletics game on Sunday, suggesting that he feels fine, and both coach Steve Kerr and assistant Ron Adams are also expecting Klay to play. With four days remaining before the Finals it's all but certain that the Splash Brothers will be firing from both barrels.
May 31 - 11:21 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion) spent his Sunday afternoon at the Yankees vs. Athletics baseball game.

This is a good sign because some players have light sensitivity issues after a concussion. There has been no evidence to suggest Thompson is at risk of missing Game 1 of The Finals on Thursday. Stephen Curry was at a Giants game last week, so the Splash Brothers are showing both Bay Area MLB teams some love.
May 31 - 5:09 PM

Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams said on Sunday that he believes Klay Thompson (concussion) will play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

Adams described Klay as "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," during an interview on Sunday, and this is the second positive report we've had on Thompson insinuating that he'll be good to go when the Finals kickoff on Thursday. He'll need to clear the league's concussion protocol before he can step on the basketball court, and we've yet to see any reports stating that that has happened, but Klay still has five days to rest up and get himself ready. We'll continue to follow this story closely, but it sounds like Klay will play on Thursday.
May 31 - 3:51 PM

Coach Steve Kerr said "all is going well" with Klay Thompson (concussion) and expects him to be ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

There's no word of if he went through the protocol yet. Once he's symptom free, he'll do some work on a stationary bike before doing more rigorous exercise. For now, it sounds like Klay should be ready to play with time to spare.
May 30 - 3:35 PM

Klay Thompson was diagnosed with a concussion on Friday.

His agent said he didn't have a concussion yesterday, but his agent isn't a neurologist. The Warriors said Klay had "extensive examinations" over the past two days, including neurological tests Friday morning. Under the NBA's concussion protocol, Klay will not be allowed to have court activity until he is not showing any symptoms. With six days off before Game 1, Thompson should be ready.
May 29 - 2:52 PM

Mychal Thompson, Klay Thompson's (concussion-like symptoms) father, speculates that his son should be cleared to play sometime before the NBA Finals.

When Mychal was asked to describe the difference in Klay a day after his injury, Mychal responded, "Antarctica to the jungles of Brazil." When pressed further to speculate on his son's availability for the Finals, Thompson stated: "I'm not a doctor, but if I'm going to guess in layman's terms, yeah I think [he'll be cleared for the Finals.] He seems to be feeling better by the hour." Thompson is scheduled to meet with the Warriors medical staff on Friday, after which we'll likely have another update on Golden State's sniper.
May 29 - 9:51 AM

Klay Thompson's agent, Bill Duffy, said his client cleared tests and did not have a concussion.

This is getting weird. First, Klay passed a concussion test just after being kneed in the head, then the Warriors released a statement after the game that he had concussion-like symptoms. Now, his agent is saying something different. Thompson was dizzy, had to throw up and didn't feel well last night, so this new report is a little harder to believe than usual. We'll see what the Warriors say next. If this is true, he should be ready to go in the next couple days.
May 28 - 7:49 PM

Klay Thompson (concussion-like symptoms) will be reevaluated by the Warriors' medical staff at his home on Thursday, and GM Bob Myers expects to have an update on his status sometime tomorrow.

So far, the Warriors have not officially labeled Thompson's condition as a concussion, but the reports so far have implied that's what he's dealing with. He'll have a full week to recover for the NBA Finals, and we'll be monitoring his status closely, with another update likely coming on Friday. Stay tuned.
May 28 - 5:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Justin Holiday
3Leandro Barbosa
4Brandon Rush
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David Lee
3Marreese Speights
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic